What is Restylane?
Restylane can add volume and fullness to skin, correcting moderate facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines), the area just below the nose and above the upper lip (lipstick lines), the corners of the mouth, and the area downward from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. Restylane can also be used to plump lips in patients over 21.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Individuals who are unhappy with wrinkles and facial folds, or wish to add fullness to their lips can often benefit from Restylane. During your consultation, it is important to review your medical history with the doctor to ensure a safe treatment experience. Patients with bleeding disorders or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive Restylane treatments.
How Does Restylane Work?
Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, and eventually breaks down naturally. There are also additional Restylane products, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft, that can be used to improve the facial contours. Restylane Silk is made specifically for the lips, while Restylane Lyft can correct nasolabial folds.
During treatment, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area to numb the area. Then, Restylane will be injected using a thin needle. Treatment is quick, commonly only lasting about 15 minutes, and requires no downtime.
Restylane products typically last about nine months from initial treatment of moderate to severe nasolabial folds when patients followed a treatment plan designed to get the most out of treatments. Common side-effects include bruising, redness, swelling, itching, and soreness in the injection sites, though this should resolve quickly.
Say hello to youthful skin and kiss thin lips and lip lines goodbye. Ask about Restylane at our Med Spa in St. Petersburg today!